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38th Annual Devils Lake Chamber Walleye Tournament

June 27 – 29, 2014

The Devils Lake Chamber Fishing Tournament is much more than a long-running community event.  It highlights the lake’s bounty with special cash awards for the largest walleye, northern pike, white bass and perch daily. This year marks the 38th year of the tournament and we are excited for June to come. The tournament dates will be June 27 & 28th.

Make sure to turn in your application by March 31, 2014 for your chance to win your tournament application fee back. Five winners will be selected. The five winning teams will receive tournament shirts from our five early bird sponsors. The tournament will be on a first-come, first-served basis, taking the first 150 teams.

Download the application here

The rules meeting will be Thursday, June 26th at 6:00 pm. The steak fry will start at 5:00 pm. You can register between 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm. The rules meeting will start promptly at 6:00 pm and your team must be registered before 6:00 pm or you will be disqualified.  All tournament events will be held at Graham’s Island State Park. We will welcome back local pro-angler Johnnie Candle as our Tournament Director again this year.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call Johnnie Candle, or Suzie Kenner with any questions or concerns. We will be happy to visit with you. You can reach Johnnie at 701.371.9431 and Suzie by calling the Chamber office at 701.662.4903. We look forward to receiving your applications. Please make sure to book your accommodations as soon as possible. You can find a list of options at www.devilslakend.com (under the tourism tab).

Fishing Has No Boundaries

August 10 & 11, 2013

Devils Lake Chapter believes, “every elder, wounded warrior, adult and child with disabilities in the U.S. and Canada should get a chance to experience the joy of fishing on Devils Lake”. Devils Lake has earned the reputation of being the “Perch Capitol of the World”  (more…)

Day 2 FINAL Results of the Chamber Walleye Tournament
Team Name Both Days Total # of Walleye Both Days Total LBS of Walleye
Jeff Trana & Rick Darling Devils Lake ND & Devils Lake ND 10 45.84
Chad Haberstroh & Mike Anderson Sarles ND &Devils Lake ND 10 44.87
Brian Morlock & Ken Omlie Sykeston ND & Lankin ND 10 40.95
Kyle Clifton & Brad Johnson Minnewaukan ND & Bismarck ND 10 40.64
Forrest Balvitsch & Jeremy Sandvik Grand Forks ND & Devils Lake ND 10 40.35
Troy Sand & Nick Fugelberg Mayville ND & Cottage Grove MN 10 39.57
Dennis Schonhoff & Ryan Carey Argusville ND & Hawley MN 10 39.35
Eric Hanson & Bill Hanson Lison ND & Lisbon ND 10 39.20
Don Denning & Jacob Denning Fargo ND & Fargo ND 10 38.07
Jon Dircks & Curtis Blake Devils Lake ND & Devils Lake ND 10 36.99
Mark Slotto & Kris Rainsberry Lakota ND & Lakota ND 10 36.92
Rich Olson & Jamie Lehmann Devils Lake ND & Devils Lake ND 10 36.82
Matt Taylor & Benjamin Mack Devils Lake ND & Devils Lake ND 10 36.08
Jason Ramberg & Travis Clemens Langdon ND & Velva ND 10 35.14
Curt Hanson & Brandon Hanson Mayville ND & Portland ND 10 34.69
Robert Remmick & Michael Remmick Devils Lake ND & Devils Lake ND 10 34.59
Kraig Gellner & Jared Ellingson Langdon ND & Edinburg ND 10 33.44
Cody Armstrong & Gabe Kost Devils Lake ND & Casselton ND 10 33.18
Michael Kaderlik & Jarvis Kaderlik Madison Lake MN & Bismarck ND 10 32.58
Joe Armstrong & Blaine Volk Crary ND & Penn ND 10 32.19
Troy Goltz & David Johnson Leonard ND & Kindred ND 10 32.01
Allan Freidig & Clint DeVier Devils Lake ND & Devils Lake ND 10 31.76
Michael Mack & Matthew Pflaum Minot ND & Devils Lake ND 10 31.71
Garrett Bonham & Dan Bonham Fargo ND & Fargo ND 9 29.10
Tim Rutten & Craig Reierson Devils Lake ND & Devils Lake ND 10 29.06
Chris Augustin & D. Aaron Sawatzky Minot ND & Crystal ND 10 28.95
Curtis Haug & Jeff Johnson Grand Forks ND & Grand Forks ND 8 28.61
Mearl Nelson & Mike Nelson Devils Lake ND & Bismarck ND 7 28.00
Cory Anderson & Ken Remmen Devils Lake ND & Devils Lake ND 10 27.97
Jay Hagen & Jon Becker Devils Lake ND & Devils Lake ND 10 27.73
Connie Bernabucci & Mark Olson Fargo ND & Kindred ND 8 26.53
Tim Mack & Josh Schaefer Fargo ND & Langdon ND 10 26.15
Michael Spacht & A G Perleberg Culbertson MT & Cando ND 10 26.03
Jeremy Wolf & Leigh Haagenson Wollford ND & Williston ND 5 25.79
Jason Albert & Curt Martinson Devils Lake ND & Devils Lake ND 10 25.44
Dylan Torgerson & Brett Kenner Leeds ND & Leeds ND 10 25.32
Jeff Eskelson & April Eskelson Horace ND & Horace ND 8 25.08
Brian Wenko & Shawn Cherney Dickinson ND & Mandan ND 10 23.86
Todd Keena & Jackey Waite Baldwin ND & Fargo ND 10 23.72
Dave Fike & Russ Neumiller Bowden ND & Chaseley ND 10 23.50
Matt Perleberg & Rich Owens Devils Lake ND & Jamestown ND 10 23.36
Troy Jones & Chad Bickett Bowdon ND & Carrington ND 8 23.35
Bruce Fritel & Lance Forsberg Devils Lake ND & Devils Lake ND 10 22.90
Matt Anderson & Ralph Anderson Wimbledon ND & Wimbledon ND 10 22.88
Bob Gibson & BJ Larson Devils Lake ND & Devils Lake ND 10 22.63
Victor Klosterman & Todd Tableman Oxbow ND & Fargo ND 10 22.63
David Schwanke & Devin Schwanke Leeds ND & Leeds ND 8 22.08
Josh Klein & Chad Altringer Buchanan ND & Jamestown ND 10 21.93
David Watne & Jim Edwardson Grand Forks ND & Fargo ND 10 21.11
Jeff Erickson & Jered Worden Grand Forks ND & Grand Forks ND 10 20.96
Justin Sackenreuter & Cole Bieber Devils Lake ND & Devils Lake ND 9 20.13
Francis Schumacher & Darwin Haugaard Mandan ND & Hope ND 10 19.93
Landyn Wolf & Brad Praus Devils Lake ND & Linton ND 8 19.92
Zach Schemionek & Garret Schemionek Devils Lake ND & Glenwood City WI 10 19.03
Brent Thorsteinson & Dan Larson Hallock MN & Hallock MN 10 18.22
Ken Forest & Brody Steinmetz Wales ND & Langdon ND 10 17.82
Geoffrey Blegen & Ben Jacobson Larimore ND & Larimore ND 9 17.57
Dennis Nelson & Tom Levos Davenport ND & Leonard ND 10 17.46
Kip Huber & Taylor Huber Westhope ND & Westhope ND 10 17.18
Chad Yohe & John Morgan Zahl ND & Elizabeth CO 5 16.69
Wade Davis & Josh Davis Ashby MN & West Fargo ND 7 16.40
Kelly Keller & Shaun Keller Center ND & Minot ND 10 15.78
Cal Oien & Paul Haug Fargo ND & Fargo ND 9 15.37
Larry Zimmerman & Dennis Andruski Napoleon ND & Grand Forks ND 6 15.07
Steve Strand & Eric King Casselton ND & Fargo ND 5 14.10
Bryan Lang & Steve Rohrer Devils Lake ND & Oberon ND 9 13.99
Corey Haugen & Steve Hall Fargo ND & Moorhead MN 6 13.80
Lonnie Jacobs & Doyle Schwanke Ruso ND & Maddock ND 5 12.72
Kurt Hodny & Jason Vasichek Grand Forks ND & Manvel ND 6 11.90
Mark Williams & Clark Williams Ashland WI & Devils Lake ND 5 11.44
Allan Krech & Dave Henderson Rolla ND & Rolla ND 5 11.37
Ed Piekutowski & Joe Illerbrunn Moorhead MN & Langdon ND 5 11.04
Mike Howard & John Howard Grand Forks ND & Grand Forks ND 6 10.36
Matt Erickson & Tyler Swanson Mayville ND & Arthur ND 10.33
Mitchell Lang & Morgan Lang Turtle Lake ND & Turtle Lake ND 5 9.07
Trey Benson & Karl Kenner Maddock ND & Maddock ND 5 8.32
Karry Kyllo & Pam Kyllo E. Grand Forks ND & E. Grand Forks 5 7.23
Matthew Clapp & John Clapp Grafton ND & Edinburgh ND 5 7.14
Nathan Erickstad & Jen Stokke Devils Lake ND & Devils Lake ND 3 5.68
Ronnie Martin & Gabe Sattler Bottineau ND & Devils Lake ND 3 4.58
Alex Howett & Nathan Stremick Langdon ND & Minot ND 0 0.00
Dave Randash & Rendy Randash Dilworth MN & Dilworth MN 0 0.00
Day 1 Chamber Tournament Weigh In Results

Here are the results for day 1 of the Devils Lake Chamber Walleye Tournament.

Team Name Day 1 Lg Northern Wt Day 1 Lg White Bass Wt Day 1 Lg Perch Wt Day – 1 Lg Walleye Wt Day – 1  # of Walleye Day – 1 Total LBS of Walleye
Chad Haberstroh & Mike Anderson Sarles ND &Devils Lake ND 6.19 5 26.38
Jeff Trana & Rick Darling Devils Lake ND & Devils Lake ND 6.5 5 26.09
Jason Ramberg & Travis Clemens Langdon ND & Velva ND 0 0 0 5.68 5 25.61
Matt Taylor & Benjamin Mack Devils Lake ND & Devils Lake ND 5 23.28
Eric Hanson & Bill Hanson Lison ND & Lisbon ND 7.29 5 23.24
Troy Goltz & David Johnson Leonard ND & Kindred ND 1.2 5.55 5 20.17
Kyle Clifton & Brad Johnson Minnewaukan ND & Bismarck ND 5 19.79
Dennis Schonhoff & Ryan Carey Argusville ND & Hawley MN 5 19.31
Rich Olson & Jamie Lehmann Devils Lake ND & Devils Lake ND 5 19.26
Brian Morlock & Ken Omlie Sykeston ND & Lankin ND 5 17.88
Tim Mack & Josh Schaefer Fargo ND & Langdon ND 5 17.84
Troy Sand & Nick Fugelberg Mayville ND & Cottage Grove MN 3.09 5 17.43
Michael Mack & Matthew Pflaum Minot ND & Devils Lake ND 5 17.06
Jay Hagen & Jon Becker Devils Lake ND & Devils Lake ND 14.86 3.23 5 16.54
Kraig Gellner & Jared Ellingson Langdon ND & Edinburg ND 0 3.21 0 5.57 5 16.48
Cody Armstrong & Gabe Kost Devils Lake ND & Casselton ND 5 16.48
Forrest Balvitsch & Jeremy Sandvik Grand Forks ND & Devils Lake ND 5 15.57
Tim Rutten & Craig Reierson Devils Lake ND & Devils Lake ND 2.66 5 15.52
Michael Kaderlik & Jarvis Kaderlik Madison Lake MN & Bismarck ND 5 15.31
Don Denning & Jacob Denning Fargo ND & Fargo ND 5 15.16
Curtis Haug & Jeff Johnson Grand Forks ND & Grand Forks ND 4 15.08
Allan Freidig & Clint DeVier Devils Lake ND & Devils Lake ND 5 15.07
Curt Hanson & Brandon Hanson Mayville ND & Portland ND 5 14.64
Garrett Bonham & Dan Bonham Fargo ND & Fargo ND 6.13 4 14.34
Steve Strand & Eric King Casselton ND & Fargo ND 5 14.1
Jeff Eskelson & April Eskelson Horace ND & Horace ND 3.09 5 13.92
Matt Anderson & Ralph Anderson Wimbledon ND & Wimbledon ND 5 13.87
Dave Fike & Russ Neumiller Bowden ND & Chaseley ND 5 13.81
Joe Armstrong & Blaine Volk Crary ND & Penn ND 5 13.79
Jon Dircks & Curtis Blake Devils Lake ND & Devils Lake ND 5 13.49
Robert Remmick & Michael Remmick Devils Lake ND & Devils Lake ND 5 13.14
Chris Augustin & D. Aaron Sawatzky Minot ND & Crystal ND 5 13.07
Jason Albert & Curt Martinson Devils Lake ND & Devils Lake ND 1.47 5 12.8
Lonnie Jacobs & Doyle Schwanke Ruso ND & Maddock ND 2.72 1.47 5 12.72
David Schwanke & Devin Schwanke Leeds ND & Leeds ND 5 12.58
Cory Anderson & Ken Remmen Devils Lake ND & Devils Lake ND 1.19 5 12.18
Victor Klosterman & Todd Tableman Oxbow ND & Fargo ND 5 12.12
Dylan Torgerson & Brett Kenner Leeds ND & Leeds ND 5 12.02
Michael Spacht & A G Perleberg Culbertson MT & Cando ND 5 11.95
Josh Klein & Chad Altringer Buchanan ND & Jamestown ND 5 11.79
Matt Perleberg & Rich Owens Devils Lake ND & Jamestown ND 5 11.78
Mark Slotto & Kris Rainsberry Lakota ND & Lakota ND 5 11.6
Bruce Fritel & Lance Forsberg Devils Lake ND & Devils Lake ND 5 11.51
Allan Krech & Dave Henderson Rolla ND & Rolla ND 5 11.37
Connie Bernabucci & Mark Olson Fargo ND & Kindred ND 3.29 3 10.13
Zach Schemionek & Garret Schemionek Devils Lake ND & Glenwood City WI 10.75 5 10.02
Brian Wenko & Shawn Cherney Dickinson ND & Mandan ND 5 9.99
David Watne & Jim Edwardson Grand Forks ND & Fargo ND 10.31 5 9.89
Francis Schumacher & Darwin Haugaard Mandan ND & Hope ND 2.63 5 9.87
Ken Forest & Brody Steinmetz Wales ND & Langdon ND 5 9.49
Justin Sackenreuter & Cole Bieber Devils Lake ND & Devils Lake ND 4 9.46
Jeremy Wolf & Leigh Haagenson Wollford ND & Williston ND 9.44
Brent Thorsteinson & Dan Larson Hallock MN & Hallock MN 5 9.16
Mitchell Lang & Morgan Lang Turtle Lake ND & Turtle Lake ND 2.73 5 9.07
Todd Keena & Jackey Waite Baldwin ND & Fargo ND 0.54 5 9
Kurt Hodny & Jason Vasichek Grand Forks ND & Manvel ND 5 8.95
Bob Gibson & BJ Larson Devils Lake ND & Devils Lake ND 5 8.92
Kelly Keller & Shaun Keller Center ND & Minot ND 5 8.85
Dennis Nelson & Tom Levos Davenport ND & Leonard ND 3.53 5 8.77
Wade Davis & Josh Davis Ashby MN & West Fargo ND 5 8.14
Troy Jones & Chad Bickett Bowdon ND & Carrington ND 2.83 3 7.8
Kip Huber & Taylor Huber Westhope ND & Westhope ND 2.3 5 7.74
Geoffrey Blegen & Ben Jacobson Larimore ND & Larimore ND 4 7.67
Landyn Wolf & Brad Praus Devils Lake ND & Linton ND 3 7.45
Jeff Erickson & Jered Worden Grand Forks ND & Grand Forks ND 5 7.33
Karry Kyllo & Pam Kyllo E. Grand Forks ND & E. Grand Forks 5 7.23
Mark Williams & Clark Williams Ashland WI & Devils Lake ND 4 7.19
Mearl Nelson & Mike Nelson Devils Lake ND & Bismarck ND 6.86 2 6.7
Ed Piekutowski & Joe Illerbrunn Moorhead MN & Langdon ND 2 6.25
Nathan Erickstad & Jen Stokke Devils Lake ND & Devils Lake ND 3 5.68
Matt Erickson & Tyler Swanson Mayville ND & Arthur ND 2 5.4
Cal Oien & Paul Haug Fargo ND & Fargo ND 4 5.39
Bryan Lang & Steve Rohrer Devils Lake ND & Oberon ND 4 4.4
Matthew Clapp & John Clapp Grafton ND & Edinburgh ND 2 2.39
Corey Haugen & Steve Hall Fargo ND & Moorhead MN 1 2.27
Mike Howard & John Howard Grand Forks ND & Grand Forks ND 1 2.24
Larry Zimmerman & Dennis Andruski Napoleon ND & Grand Forks ND 1 1.8
Ronnie Martin & Gabe Sattler Bottineau ND & Devils Lake ND 1 1.75
Chad Yohe & John Morgan Zahl ND & Elizabeth CO 0 0
Trey Benson & Karl Kenner Maddock ND & Maddock ND 0 0
Alex Howett & Nathan Stremick Langdon ND & Minot ND
Dave Randash & Rendy Randash Dilworth MN & Dilworth MN
  • Northern Pike (Esox lucius)

    Common baits and technique

    The Northern Pike was named our state fish by the 1969 Legislative Assembly. The Pike has a long body and long snout with large teeth. They are marked with horizontal spots and never have more than 5 pores on each side of the lower jaw. Pike are found in sluggish streams and shallow, weedy places in lakes, as well as in cold, clear, rocky waters. Pike are typical ambush predators; they lie in wait for prey, holding perfectly still for long periods and then exhibit remarkable acceleration as they strike. Pikes are often found near the exit of culverts, which can be attributed to the presence of schools of prey fish and the opportunity for ambush. Pike grow to a relatively large size; lengths of 59 in and weights of 55 lb are not unheard of.

  • Walleye (Sander vitreus)

    Common baits and technique

    The common name, "walleye," comes from the fact that their eyes, like those of cats, reflect light. The fish's eyes also allow them to see well in turbid waters (stained or rough, breaking waters) which gives them an advantage over their prey. Thus, walleye anglers will commonly look for days and locations where there is a good "walleye chop" (i.e., rough water). This excellent vision also allows the fish to populate the deeper regions in a lake and they can often be found in deeper water, particularly during the warmest part of the summer. Walleye are a dark-olive color with an over-all golden brown mottling and a white belly. A black blotch on the lower rear portion of the front dorsal fin helps identify the walleye.Walleyes grow to about 30 inches in length, and weigh up to about 15 lb. Because of its nocturnal feeding habits, it is most easily caught at night using live minnows or lures that mimic small fish.

  • WhiteBass (Morone chrysops)

    Common Baits and Technique

    White Bass is somewhat similar in appearance to the white perch, though larger. Its back is dark, with white sides and belly, and with narrow darkish stripes running lengthwise on the sides. The average fish ranges from 10 to 16 inches in length, and usually weighs from 1 to 4 pounds, though larger ones are sometimes taken. The world record is 6 lb (2.7 kg). 13 ounces. Also known as sand bass, sandies, and silvers, white bass often travel in schools, chasing baitfish in lakes and large rivers. As a result, they are rarely associated with cover and prefer to swim in clear water. They are visual feeders. When not frightened, they will bite readily at live bait such as worms and minnows. White bass have a strong homing tendency. They are known to find their home spawning ground even if it's moved to a different part of the same lake.

  • Perch (Perca flavescens)

    Common Baits and Technique

    Yellow perch or, perch are a popular panfish and are considered to be very good to eat; the commercial catch for them has always been in high demand. They can be caught with a variety of methods, but the two best methods are perhaps float fishing and lure fishing. The best way is to use a small hook and cast into the weeds just before the drop off. They are a favorite among ice fisherman. Perch take a variety of baits, including minnows, worms, maggots, bread and softshell crayfish. Perch grow to around 5 lb or more, but the most common fish to be caught are around 1 lb or less, and anything over 2 lb is considered a prize catch. The record perch is 6lb, beating the previous one by 1 oz.